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May 19, 2020 - Research Bulletin

Dear Research Community Colleagues, 

In an effort to streamline communication to the research community, we are launching a Research Bulletin which will be distributed via email on the first and third Tuesday of the month. 

Our current environment is changing rapidly and we wanted to provide a resource that efficiently offers you useful research information. Our goal is to highlight specific research-related news and events, and funding opportunities. 

We will likely be adjusting this format and the information provided, based on your input, in the coming months. 

Please provide us with your feedback and suggestions by contacting:


Thomas Flaig, MD
Vice Chancellor for Research

  • Phase 2 of Research Reconstitution Plan
    • Campus and Building Access
    • Bench Research
    • Clinical Research
  • Return to Campus Planning in the COVID-19 era Webpage

Limited Submission Opportunities

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) - 2021 Scientific Innovations Award announcement

Brain Research Foundation's Scientific Innovations Awards Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience
  • Eligibility: Associate and Full Professor 
  • LOI due to BRF June 25
  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee May 29


Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr Foundation Grants

The Mission of the Foundation is to support early-stage investigators engaged in biomedical research that has the potential to significantly advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of disease
  • Eligibility: First to Fourth Year tenure track professors
  • Application due to Mallinckrodt Foundation, August 1
  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee June 15


W.M Keck Foundation Research Grants

Supporting pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research
  • Eligibility: All Faculty
  • Phase I application due to Keck November 1 (One applicant per emphasis - 2 total)
  • Materials due to Internal Review Committee May 29

Feature Funding Opportunities

The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research

The Mark Foundation's mission is to "support cutting-edge, innovative scientific ideas that will answer the most complex questions about cancer biology and lead to new and better ways to prevent 

  • Mark Foundation Emerging Leader Awards
    • Letters of intent are due June 4
    • Invited full applications are due August 24
    • Award is $250,000 a year for three years
    • Eligible faculty are 3-8 years out from the start of independent research faulty 

Additional May 2020 featured funding opportunities

Collaborative Research Opportunities

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association   

The Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association announced

  • Request for Applications (RFA) for the Centers of Excellence in Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Research comprising at least three (3) Centers and one (1) Centralized Training
  • Center within this Network
    • Full Application due August 27
    • LOI due July 16
    • Materials due to Review Committee June 22



Interested in collaborative research? 

Do you have a collaborative research funding opportunity you would like to announce or are you searching for a collaborator on a specific proposal?   

Collaborations between research groups are growing, and the collaborating groups can be across the hall, University of Colorado campuses, the country, or the globe. Scholars or groups in different fields work together on interdisciplinary projects. 

The OVCR wants to offer this space on a bi-weekly basis for the promotion of collaborative research funding opportunities (internal and external funding) and solicitations for prospective interdisciplinary collaborators for proposed funding applications.   

Send inquires to


NIH Funding Announcements

NIH funding opportunities and notices are presented weekly.  Rather than sending a separate email those updates will now be provided in this section.

Just Released ~FY20 DOD Program Announcements

  • Pre-application components are submitted to eBRAP by the Principal Investigator (PI)
  • Pre-application submission does not require action by your Business Official/Sponsored Programs Office or equivalent.
    • Breast Cancer Research Program
      • Pre-Application Due Dates June 24/Sept 8
      • Full Application Due Dates Sept 22/Oct 6
    • Melanoma Research Program
      • Pre-Application Due Date June 22 
      • Full Application Due Date Sept 24
    • Multiple Sclerosis Research Program
      • Pre-Application Due Date June 17
      • Full Application Due Date Oct 1
    • Neurofibromatosis Research Program
      • Pre-Application Due Date June 25
      • Full Application Due Date July 14

This bulletin is distributed on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month for the CU Anschutz Research Community.   

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